The Global Leadership Summit

Thursday-Friday, August 8-9, 2019

Fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content from a world-class faculty at a convenient location near you.

Bakersfield Leaders Join Us!

 Everyone has influence

No matter where your influence is — in your family, school, work or church — you are invited to join 405,000 of your peers to learn how to maximize it.
    • • Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and skills you can immediately apply
    • • Learn from a faculty representing multiple sectors and backgrounds
    • • Leverage the Summit as a resource to transform yourself and community
    • • Network with influencers in your community who are committed to living out God’s purposes in our world

Thursday-Friday, August 8-9, 2019


The diverse Summit faculty* delivers a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply. *Faculty lineup subject to change  

Learn More About the 2019 Faculty

Craig Groeschel
Co-Founder & Senior Pastor, Life.Church
Bozoma Saint John
Chief Marketing Officer, Endeavor
Bear Grylls
Adventurer; Writer; TV Host
Jo Saxton
Author, Leadership Coach and Entrepreneur
Jason Dorsey
#1 Rated Gen Z & Millennial Speaker; Researcher
Danielle Strickland
Pastor; Author; Justice Advocate
Patrick Lencioni
Best-Selling Author; Founder & CEO, The Table Group
Aja Brown
Mayor, City of Compton
Liz Bohannon
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Sseko Designs
Dr. Krish Kandiah
Founder, Home for Good; Consultant; Social Entrepreneur
Todd Henry
Founder, Accidental Creative; Author; Leadership Consultant
Jia Jiang
Best-Selling Author; Blogger; Entrepreneur
Chris Voss
Former FBI Hostage Negotiator; CEO & Founder, The Black Swan Group
DeVon Franklin
Producer, Author, Speaker; CEO of Franklin Entertainment

2019 Bakersfield Host Location

4500 Buena Vista Rd,
Bakersfield, CA 93311

St. John’s Lutheran Church has graciously agreed to be the host church site for this year’s Global Leadership Summit.

They are located at 4500 Buena Vista Road, one mile south of White Lane in southwest Bakersfield.

 Register for the 2019 Summit Hosted at

St. John's Lutheran Church

  $89 to
$49 emerging leader (students ages 12-17);
$89 student, faculty, military;
$189 per person (group rate);
$209 individual

Preview the Summit Experience

Why Attend GLS?

For almost 25 years, the Summit has proven to produce compelling outcomes* for attendees.*Independent research conducted by Excellence in Giving based on repeat Summit attendee data.


feel improved teamwork increased job satisfaction and productivity



cited concrete ways their supervisor became a better leader



were inspired to impact their community



gained courage to lead despite opposition

"The Summit has helped me remove fear from my leadership equation. Decisions I make are no longer based out of fear, but rather approached with confidence and resolve."
Naomi, North Carolina
"The Summit is shaping me to be a great father, husband, friend, boss and leader for my staff and other pastors."
Eddy, Nicaragua

Thanks to our 2019 GLS Bakersfield Supporters

Make a Difference

Join a coalition of businesses, churches, nonprofits and community leaders, who through this singular event,
are working to be the catalyst of change that Bakersfield needs.
Become a church partner, sponsor the event or register to attend the live simulcast today!